New Knowledge Of Dog Behavior

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Clarence Pfaffenberger
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Is it heredity or environment that shapes the dog? Researchers J.P. Scott and John L. Fuller, authors of Genetics and Social Behavior of the Dog, bred and cross-bred dogs in their quest to understand human heredity and behavior. Their research yielded a gold mine of data that Pfaffenberger turned into practical information for dog breeders and trainers. Learn about the critical stages of puppy development, how breed differences make dogs suitable for specialized work, and how to breed and socialize temperamentally sound dogs. Reprint of a 1963 classic.

Today's experts recommend The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior
Every time I hear someone talking about dogs as being hard wired' for behavior; or self-centered, food-seeking gluttons, eager to be manipulated with a tidbit or click, I get out my copy of this book and my faith in dog and man is rejuvenated.
William E. Campbell is the author of Behavior Problems in Dogs & Dog Behavior Problems: The Counselor's Handbook.

The description of developmental stages in New Knowledge was, and is, quite unique, forming the basis of all subsequent puppy training and husbandry tests, including my own. Most importantly it emphasizes that puppies must be socialized towards people and dogs BEFORE they are three month's old!!!
Ian Dunbar, DVM, is the author of How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks & Sirius Puppy Training, among others.

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  • 5
    Classic book on behavior

    Posted by Barbara W Hollands on 19th Apr 2024

    This is a classic book on behavior that I believe is important still for any trainer or breeder. Yes we have progressed but there is much to learn in this gem.

  • 5
    The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior

    Posted by Caroline Hair on 18th Jun 2020

    I first bought this book in the 1960's. I purchased the reprint because my original copy is tattered from rereading over the years. This is the lay person's version of the early research on the developmental behavior of dogs and how it applies to their training. It answered a number of questions I had, and changed the way I raise and train my dogs from birth. It is the basis of modern temperament testing and training. I highly recommend it for anyone interesting in dog training, breeding or simply getting a good pet.

  • 4
    The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior is a classic.

    Posted by Tamara Taylor on 28th Jan 2019

    This classic is truly a "landmark work," setting down basics that are still used today in dog training and socialization. An important addition to your library if you are interested in socialization, critical periods in a puppy's life, and how temperament testing began.